Although this largest island of Italy is very famous, its wines have been kept a relative secret until the last few years. Whether this was a form of Omerta to keep the island’s great wines to the locals is for each to decide on their own. What is definitely true is that the wines deserve their newly found praise. Although the island can be quite warm in the summers, it can also be very cool in the winters. It is very common for the vines of Mount Etna to be covered in snow.
Currently, the red wines made from Nero d’Avola and Nerello Macalese are picking up the most steam. However, the white grapes of Grillo and Inzolia show a great bit of promise too.